In a previous post I wrote about the delicious-ness that is ramen. Today, I return to talk about ramen add-ons.
Beyond the basics of ramen, the soup base, noodles and pork, there are other components that restaurants put in. What the other components are vary from restaurant to restaurant. I’ll elaborate on my favorites, sometimes these add-ons are optional, and sometimes they come with. At Hakata Ramen, they provide the eater with options not always available at other ramen restaurants.
However, for lunch there is only one type of soup base (I didn’t mention before the wide array of soup bases. To learn more go to Rameniac’s site.).
I always get a hard boiled egg, which is my favorite type of egg, bold or strong soup base, and some of the extras if available, like mushrooms (mushrooms should be in every meal), and bamboo shoots. While the ramen would be excellent without all of these extras, these additions just add a bit more texture and flavor to the soup. Mr. T loves spicy food, so he usually opts for the spicy soup base, at Hakata Ramen you can order the spicy sauce on the side, so he was able to try the soup as it normally comes to see what the broth tasted like, then proceeded to add a lot of spicy miso to the mix.
Good stuff! This may be Mr. T’s favorite ramen place to date!
Hakata Ramen Shinsengumi
2015 W Redondo Beach Blvd
Gardena, CA 90247